September 21, 2022
This summer, nearly 100 youth from Wards 7 and 8 participated in the Academy’s summer program. Off-campus events provided additional opportunities to highlight Scholar Athletes. Check out highlights below!
With fall programming kicking off this week, here is a look back at highlights from this summer.
Free Vision and Dental Care for Scholar Athletes
VSP Vision Eyes of Hope and Washington Nationals team optometrist Dr. Keith Smithson provided free eye exams and glasses for Scholar Athletes attending the Academy’s summer enrichment program. More than 80 kids received free vision care and a pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes from UV rays.
Additionally, Team Smiles paid a visit to the Academy to provide dental services for almost 100 Scholar Athletes across all programs. They performed teeth cleanings, x-rays, dental work for those who needed it, and taught all of our Scholar Athletes about the importance of oral health.